Saturday, July 14, 2012

Recipe: Leslie's Granola

This recipe has been making the rounds in my family ever since my mom's cousin Leslie came to visit a while ago. Addie just recently discovered the magic that is yogurt + fresh fruit + granola, so I decided to give the recipe a try. This recipe is delicious and it smells like heaven when it's cooking.



6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups chopped almonds*
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil**

*Instead of 2 cups almonds, I used 1 cup almonds and 1/2 cup each of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
**You could also use coconut oil. I'm going to the next time I make this.

Makes 13 cups of granola.

Preheat oven to 250°. Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets or cover with parchment paper. Mix ingredients. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake one hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer to a large bowl. Raisins (or dried cranberries!) can be added at this point.

As prepared above, per 1/4 cup: 142 calories, 7.4 g fat, 4.2 mg sodium, 17.8 g carb, 2.1 g fiber, 9.5 g sugar, 2.6 g protein.


  1. What a pleasant surprise to see my recipe! Glad you all like it. Roger is the official granola maker in our house now. He adds 2T of warm water to the syrup/oil mixture. He swears it is easier to mix everything together with that little bit of water added.

    1. Thank you so much for the recipe! It's delicious! I'll try the water!